Yesterday I mentioned our neighbor who decided that they needed more cooling… this is how they decided to get it.
Today was sort of an adrenalin let down day for us. We are both emotionally exhausted — I guess being ‘on call’ is more strenuous than we thought it might be. While we were poking around the campground we found one of our Highland Ridge campers who seem to have followed us down here. Small world.
I snapped a few shots around the campground to give some sense of how much the water levels have receded. It’s amazing to me not only the power and fluctuations of nature but also the degree to which man has learned to control them. It’s truly amazing to me.
We made it back to Great River Roadhouse tonight — IN july we had seen their marvelous pizzas and we had to come back to try one. it was worth waiting 2 months for. The joint gets a lot of local traffic, a lot of biker traffic, and tonight it was host to the Driftless Paddlers, a Kayaking group. They had clearly had a fun day and they all seemed to still be dry — a miracle I rarely seem to be able to achieve when I get into a Kayak.
They also have some 40 different bees. Not all craft or IPAs but a nice selection nonetheless.
I finally got around to our DISH TV again. It’s the dumbest thing. I had it hooked up in the driveway at Cudahy and then switched over to antenna TV. When we left Cudahy it was a while before we could get a satellite signal (based on where our campsite was located) — and by then I couldn’t remember what software switches to set — and then we didn’t have a signal again. It’s nice to see what I’ve been paying for. 🙂
And, it will be nice to have a little more control over what we watch! Relying strictly on the Air stations is good enough most of the time but it will be nice to have some variety. Not sure what we’ll have in Florence.
I’ve been doing a little research on Florence — one of the topics lead me to find a reference to Oregon Farmers Markets. I’ll post that in a day or so.
We have a huge number of sparrows here. I’m not sure why but we didn’t see a single sparrow up at Highland Ridge. Yesterday afternoon on the prairie terrain alongside our site there were 30 at one time.
On that same subject, the last few days in Highland Ridge we had a little friend hanging out near our campsite. This little guy was so friendly he would come within 1 foot of our feet with no sense of fear at all. He’s a happy little bug eater so we weren’t in any hurry to send him on his way. We were only happy that he didn’t get in the way as we pulled out from our site yesterday.
It’s funny how some critters have so much fear of humans, and others seem quite content to have people near and show no evidence of human-phobia.